Teletrials: implementation of a new paradigm for clinical trials

Ian M Collins, Kate Burbury and Craig R Underhill
Med J Aust 2020; 213 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50741
Published online: 31 August 2020

Telehealth can be used to deliver clinical trials, improve access to novel therapies and develop clinical networks

Australia is a vast country. Nearly 32% of Australians reside outside the major capital cities, while 95% of medical specialists practise in cities.1 People living in rural and regional areas consistently experience poorer health outcomes.2

  • Ian M Collins1,2
  • Kate Burbury3,4
  • Craig R Underhill1,5

  • 1 Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne
  • 2 Deakin University, Geelong, VIC
  • 3 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • 4 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC
  • 5 Border Medical Oncology, Albury, NSW



We acknowledge the input of Hannah Cross, Alana Donaldson, Dish Herath, Kathleen Wilkins, Paul Baden and Sabe Sabesan in the development and implementation of the teletrials framework.

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